Magento Commerce series

6. How to download and install Magento Commerce

This tutorial will show you how to download and install Magento Commerce

1) For this tutorial, you will need to go to in your web browser

2) First, you will need to make sure your server meets all the minimum requirements by going to Product… and selecting System Requirements

Your server will need to meet all of these requirements in order for it to install

3) Once you are ready, you can download Magento by going to Downloads… and selecting Download Magento

Before you can download Magento, you will be asked to register. This is not required but recommended if you want to post questions in the forum, post and edit wiki articles, or report bugs. If you want to skip registration, click this link

4) Otherwise, enter a username

5) Choose a screen name

6) Enter a password

7) Confirm your password

8) Enter your email address

9) You can choose whether or not you want to receive newsletter updates about Magento

10) You must agree to the terms of service before you can download Magento

11) Click Register

12) Select the format of the full release you want to download

13) Click Download

14) Select Save file and click OK

15) Once the file has finished downloading, go to the location where you downloaded it

16) Unzip using your favorite archive program

You will now need to upload the entire folder to your server. For this tutorial, we will use FileZilla

15) Double click to open the folder

You will need to enter the host name and your username and password, then browse to the folder you want to upload Magento to

16) Now, drag and drop the folder into the directory

17) Once all the files have been uploaded, go to your web browser and enter the address where you uploaded the Magento folder

Now, we will go through the steps to install Magento

18) You must agree to the terms and conditions in order to install Magento

19) Click Continue

20) Select a locale

21) Select a time zone

22) Choose the default currency

23) Click Continue

The host, database name, and username are entered by default. If they are different than the information shown, you can change them now

24) Enter the password for the database username

25) You will also need to create a database on the server before continuing

This is where you can set options like the base URL, administrator path, and secure URLs

Here, you can set session data to save in a file system or a database

26) Click Continue

27) In order to continue, these folders must be writeable. If you encounter an error like this, go to where you uploaded the files on your server

28) Right-click on the folder

29) Select File Attributes

30) You can check each box manually, or type in a numeric value

31) Click OK

32) Continue in this fashion until the permissions have been set for all the required folders

33) Go back to your web browser

34) Now, click Continue

35) Enter your first name

36) Enter your last name

37) Enter your email address

38) Choose a username

39) Choose a password

40) Confirm your password

41) Click Continue

You can choose to go to the store frontend or to the admin backend

Magento Commerce has now been installed

You are now ready to log-in and begin setting up your store

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to download and install Magento Commerce

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